Last night, New York looked more like the Emerald City.
Landmarks across the city were lit up a vibrant green as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that New York would remain committed to meeting the terms set forth in the Paris Accords. The colorful, city-wide show of solidarity followed President Trump’s announcement yesterday afternoon that the United States will officially withdraw from the historic agreement to fight climate change.
“World: The Empire State stands with you. Tonight New York shines green for our planet, our health and our children’s future,” said Cuomo in a statement. De Blasio tweeted a photo of a green City Hall.
City Hall, One World Trade Center and the Kosciusko Bridge were among the structures participating in the display. Cuomo also announced that New York is joining California and Washington State in a “United States Climate Alliance” that will work to convince other states to stick the global plan to tackle climate change.